Worrying results from Welcome to School study

Uncorrected refractive errors account for up to 96% of visual impairment in school-aged children and are associated with amblyopia and strabismus development, and reduced performance in early literacy tests, reading ability and academic achievement. The Welcome to School (WTS) study was a multidisciplinary, collaborative study of children from schools in the Manaiakalani Community of Learning in Tāmaki: the Auckland suburbs of Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure in New Zealand, where the majority of children are of Māori or Pacific ethnicities...

 

The post-Covid high street

New Zealand has fared well globally in the fight against Covid-19, but it has not been without cost. It is only now the smoke is clearing enough to see...

Shock and emotion: the parental perspective of eye disease

A recent Australian survey has found many parents are shocked to learn their children have vision problems and struggle with a range of issues and emotions...

Art and optics: The beautiful and the curious

The British Optical Association Museum’s latest exhibition, Pathos Ocularis - The Beautiful and the Curious, was inspired by artist Iluá Hauck da Silva’s...

Residual refractive error after cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation globally, with over 30,000 performed per annum in New Zealand. The surgery has transformed into...

Chalkeyes presents… Confidence clobbers clever… every time!

I once heard the most successful optometrist I have ever worked alongside tell a patient, “No, I will not fit my lenses into that piece of rubbish!” It...

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